Sonia Boyce

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Sonia Boyce came to prominence in the early 1980s as a key figure in the burgeoning black British art-scene of that time – becoming one of the youngest artists of her generation to have her work purchased by the Tate Gallery, with paintings that spoke about racial identity and gender in Britain.

Since the 1990s Boyce’s practice has taken a more multi-media and improvisational approach by bringing people together to speak or sing about the past and the present.

Boyce has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and internationally.

In 2011 Boyce made Network, a specially commissioned film for Peckham Platform (then Peckham Space). The film explores how forms of social communication such as mobile phones and social networking sites like Facebook have become the most popular ways for young people to maintain their relationships with friends and family.

Her work was also part of the 2016 Peckham Platform Retrospective exhibition, a timeline of all 20 artists commissions realised by Peckham Platform between 2010 – 2016.

Artist Sonia Boyce talking to a group of people on a microphone

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Birungi Kawooya

Birungi Kawooya’s art embodies the beauty of the African diaspora with a focus on dance, nature and wellbeing. She takes inspiration from Ugandan classical Kiganda dance styles, flash dancing by The Nicholas Brothers and hiplet from Homer Bryant, interpreting these influences in collages using layers of Ugandan batik fabrics and cutout card.

Sarina Mantle

Sarina Mantle is an artist, designer and singer-songwriter based in Barking and Dagenham, London. Mantle works across print, fashion and music, incorporating patterns, florals, sacred geometry, intuitive tribal and ancient visuals to reconnect with the cosmic and natural world. 

A.G.

A.G is a DJ, producer and presenter from east London. Her work takes inspiration from American underground club music in Baltimore and New Jersey to Bollywood soundtracks.

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